Brexit will lead us to either dominance or death

Brexit will lead us to either dominance or death

George Wright (Ex-Secretary, Former Deputy Returning Officer, Ex-Treasurer, Ex-Whip, Ex-Committee Member, St John’s College) is an undergraduate in his second year of studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

Well, maybe. Political discourse is the natural habitat of the hyperbole and you would be excused for thinking I’m doing my part to enrich the biodiversity contained within it. But before you chastise me too harshly for desperately trying to resuscitate project fear, let’s take stock of exactly where we find ourselves. For nearly three years, our parliamentarian overlords have equivocated and tergiversated and blabbered about how Brexit means Brexit. The government has spent month after month dealing in the currency of can-kicking, spitting vacuous metaphor after vacuous metaphor until no BBC studio was left un-moistened by the collective phlegm of their inchoate prolixity. 

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What to expect of Jeremy Hunt’s Britain

What to expect of Jeremy Hunt’s Britain

Andy Shamis (Balliol College) is an undergraduate in his first year of reading Mathematics and Computer Science.

For most ministers, it seems the only time we are made aware of their presence is through their failure, and Hunt is no exception to this rule. Boris Johnson, his current competitor in the leadership race, has been well known by the public for over a decade now, with his repeated gaffes and public outbursts making his famous, or for some, infamous. It seems as if Boris is a living embodiment of the idea that any publicity is good publicity, with this rule being exploited by many a populist figure in modern times, in stark contrast to Hunt. Indeed, we can see this contrast in how well either figure manages their respective tarrings in the face of the public.

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A look into a few of Mr. Johnson’s difficulties

A look into a few of Mr. Johnson’s difficulties

Ben Hack (Publications Officer, Ex-Committee Member, Balliol College) is an undergraduate in his first year of reading Computer Science and Philosophy.

At this point in the leadership election, it seems incredibly likely indeed that a certain Boris will become the next leader of the Conservative and Unionist party, and as such also the leader of our United Kingdom. Having recently attended a Gloucestershire event at which Boris spoke, I wish to address the question: what notable obstructions were there in Boris’ rise to his current, very favourable position?

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